Cahokia: A Forgotten City

Close Read Passage, 623 words, Descriptive (nonfiction), Description, Level Z2 (Grade 6), Lexile 1040L

In the 1960s, archaeologists studied a part of Illinois filled with huge mounds of earth and uncovered the remains of a Native American city. Since then, archaeologists and anthropologists have continued studying the area to learn about the history and culture of the people who lived in North America long before Europeans arrived.

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